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Credit union conferences are a great place for CU professionals to gain inspiration, stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, and learn about new services and tech impacting credit unions. 

Luckily, there are some highly recommended credit union conferences taking place across the country in Q1. These events provide credit union employees with the resources and insights to grow in their careers and propel the credit union movement forward. 

To kick off 2023 with professional growth and development, check out the following list of forward-thinking and knowledge-packed credit union conferences going on during the first quarter of the year. 


First up is the BankWorld conference taking place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, on January 13, 2023

Hosted by the Connecticut Bankers Association, this conference is perfect for anyone working in banks, credit unions and financial services. 

The event will feature engaging sessions covering topics such as emerging technology trends in the industry, SBA training, climate risks and more. Plus, there will be a keynote session from Rocky Bleier, a four-time World Champion of the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

LAUNCH Conference

Next is the LAUNCH Conference, hosted by The Carolinas Credit Union League. It’ll be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord in Concord, North Carolina. 

LAUNCH is the League’s annual trade show and conference for credit union professionals, aiming to grow and improve their operational and service success. Professionals of all levels and from most departments can benefit from attending, as there’s something for everyone here. 

The event will take place February 9-10, 2023, and interested attendees must register by January 27, 2023. 

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

Hosted the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference will take place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from February 26 to March 2, 2023

This event highlights credit union leadership, giving attendees the opportunity to celebrate all the incredible work that credit unions do and how they deliver impactful financial support to their members and communities. 

Exciting keynote speakers include the 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who will join in conversation with CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle. This is something you won’t want to miss, and it will occur exclusively for CUNA GAC attendees on February 28th. 


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